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Milestone reached with Tong Yang Industry Co.’s recent certification of more than 500 automotive aftermarket sheet metal fenders and hoods and 600 plastic bumper covers and grills ANN ARBOR, Mich. – NSF International, a global organization with 70 years of certification and testing experience, has reached a milestone with 1,000 exterior sheet metal automotive aftermarket hoods and Read more…


Will you be attending the NACE, CIC or NABC conferences this year? Be sure to schedule a little extra time to participate in the Collision Repair Education Association’s annual golf tournament. This year’s tournament will be held on Wednesday, July 22 at the Northville Hills Golf Club in Northville, Michigan (just outside Detroit, where the conferences are Read more…


Despite reports of increased revenue, LKQ Corporation’s stock prices declined by more than 12% on Thursday, before closing the day at $24.78 per share. The drop in prices was precipitated by lower than expected earnings for the fourth quarter. LKQ posted $0.26 in earnings per diluted share compared with the $0.32 per share consensus estimate. According to Read more…


Smithfield, RI, Feb. 26, 2015 — The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) is proud to announce its support of the “Promoting Automotive Repair, Trade and Sales Act” (The PARTS Act – S. 560 and H.R. 1057) which was introduced today. The PARTS ACT was jointly reintroduced in the 114th Congress by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Sheldon Read more…


By Bill McDonough, Editor, Body Language A report broadcast on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360° program on February 11, 2015 took a hard look at alleged steering practices by insurers. The report was strongly biased against insurers and took a very negative attitude toward non-OEM parts. Watch the report online by clicking here. While the focus of the Read more…


Ports on the U.S. West Coast were expected to reopen to shipping on Monday following a weekend shutdown tied to a labor dispute. A total of 29 ports were idle on Saturday and Sunday after being closed by terminal operators. Though ship movements were at a standstill, the Pacific Maritime Association said that yards in the five Read more…


The National Autobody Parts Warehouse, Inc. headquarters in Grand Prairie once again served as the “North Pole” of Grand Prairie, Texas for the Santa Cops. Starting in October, volunteers from the Grand Prairie Police Department and Fire Department worked tirelessly to bring food and toys to families in need in the city Grand Prairie at the Santa Read more…


According to a report published in the Journal of Commerce, the heads of the two largest U.S. ports said it is time for President Obama to pressure the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) to end the contract impasse that is crippling West Coast ports and threatening the nation’s economy. The ILWU Read more…


As reported by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, imports of Parts, Engines, Bodies & Chassis in the United States decreased to US$12,021.19 million in September of 2014 from US$12,225.68 million in August of 2014. Imports of Parts, Engines, Bodies & Chassis in the United States averaged US$6,002.53 million from 1989 until 2014, reaching an all time Read more…


Shippers in the Asia-U.S. trade lanes are being told to expect a new approach to pricing and increased rates, as container shipping lines deal with higher costs and the logjam created by limited inland rail and truck capacity. In the meantime, member container lines in the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) are ready to implement a further $1,000-per-40-foot Read more…

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